Bruins using day to practice rather than lick wounds

BOSTON — Instead of crying over their breakfasts all morning after last night’s 6-1 shellacking by Detroit, the Bruins hit the Ristuccia Arena ice for practice today.

Mark Recchi took the morning off probably for maintenance for a personal reason, according to head coach Claude Julien.

Daniel Paille and Zach Hamill both skated in gold sweaters alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, with Hamill taking some shifts on the wing. Tyler Seguin skated with Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder as the center. The other two lines stayed the same.

All seven defensemen and the two goaltenders skated, with Tuukka Rask reverting to his old mask.

One drill was full-ice 1-on-1s. An interesting match-up was Adam McQuaid vs. Johnny Boychuk, two players battling to be regulars in the Boston top four.

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